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Ghosts Come Rising

By Adam Perry

$18.99 US / $25.99 CAN

“So much more than a ghost story! Adam Perry’s Ghosts Come Rising is a beautifully crafted historical novel about the lengths human hearts will go to in coming to terms with loss, and the ways love continues, even from the other side of the thin place between life and death.” –Kate Albus, author of A Place to Hang the Moon

In the mid 19th century, a religious movement called Spiritualism spread across America. Spiritualists believe that the living could communicate with the dead. Complete with ghostly black-and-white photographs, this suspenseful book tells the story of twelve-year-old Liza Carroll and her little brother as they try to find answers and hide a secret while staying at a spooky Spiritualist commune. After twelve-year-old Liza Carroll and her ten-year-old brother John’s parents die, they are placed in the custody of their uncle, a traveling photographer named Mr. Spencer. Mr. Spencer, realizing the gift he has in his young relatives, uses them to help create fraudulent spirit photographs, which he sells to the grieving.Chased from one town to another, they arrive at a settlement that is different than the others they’ve been to-a Spiritualist commune in Pennsylvania named the Silver Star Society. Things feel different here. They are told they are at a Thin Place between the worlds of the living and the spirits. Shadows haunt the halls, and strange forms appear in Liza’s photographs. Is this real, or is she the one being tricked this time? As Liza and her brother begin to investigate, the Thin Place begins to break, threatening everyone at the society. Can they fix it in time? And will their secret they’ve been hiding be revealed?

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Book Details

ISBN9781499813548
Page Count288
FormatHardcover
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Trim size5.5 x 8.25
Age range8-12
Publication dateOctober 11th, 2022
Publication seasonFall 2022
RightsWorld

Author/Illustrator Bio

  • Adam Perry is the author of The Magicians of Elephant County. The son of an elementary school librarian, he discovered a love of stories at an early age. He lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with his wife, children, and a growing collection of books. To the best of his knowledge, none of them are stolen. Find out more at adamperrybooks.com.
  • Steph Stilwell is a pun-loving, New York Times bestselling illustrator and designer based in Brooklyn, NY. She is currently illustrating and designing for Hello!Lucky by day and can often be found working on freelance by night on books like Essentially Charli. Prior to Hello!Lucky, Steph received her BFA in illustration from MICA and then spent several years in publishing as a children's book designer, working on a variety of formats including board books, picture books, chapter books, and graphic novels. Steph will forever be a children's book enthusiast and is now using her publishing know-how to illustrate her own children's books. When she isn't working on freelance, you will likely find her scribbling in her sketchbook, binge-watching a cooking show, or hanging out with her dog, Jake.

Product Description

“So much more than a ghost story! Adam Perry’s Ghosts Come Rising is a beautifully crafted historical novel about the lengths human hearts will go to in coming to terms with loss, and the ways love continues, even from the other side of the thin place between life and death.” –Kate Albus, author of A Place to Hang the Moon

In the mid 19th century, a religious movement called Spiritualism spread across America. Spiritualists believe that the living could communicate with the dead. Complete with ghostly black-and-white photographs, this suspenseful book tells the story of twelve-year-old Liza Carroll and her little brother as they try to find answers and hide a secret while staying at a spooky Spiritualist commune. After twelve-year-old Liza Carroll and her ten-year-old brother John’s parents die, they are placed in the custody of their uncle, a traveling photographer named Mr. Spencer. Mr. Spencer, realizing the gift he has in his young relatives, uses them to help create fraudulent spirit photographs, which he sells to the grieving.Chased from one town to another, they arrive at a settlement that is different than the others they’ve been to-a Spiritualist commune in Pennsylvania named the Silver Star Society. Things feel different here. They are told they are at a Thin Place between the worlds of the living and the spirits. Shadows haunt the halls, and strange forms appear in Liza’s photographs. Is this real, or is she the one being tricked this time? As Liza and her brother begin to investigate, the Thin Place begins to break, threatening everyone at the society. Can they fix it in time? And will their secret they’ve been hiding be revealed?